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THE PROGRAM

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THE CONFERENCES

EMPOWERMENT PANEL: REPRESENTATION MATTERS / 6:30 P.M. (2 HOURS) / €10
Translated simultaneously into French

This year, the empowerment panel will speak about representation and representativeness. For two hours, women of exception evolving in the world of cinema, fashion, and the media will deliver their points of view on:
- The representation of black people and more particularly black women nowadays
- Color and aesthetics of women in the media, cinema and fashion
- Mental load
- Self esteem


The conference will begin with a show of #NHA2018: NATURAL NEW DANDYISM hosted by DYNATURALHAIRLOVER at BAZARAPAGNE.

PRESENTED BY ROKHAYA DIALLO
Rokhaya Diallo doesn’t need an introduction. Activist, feminist, journalist and writer, she is the face of France’s afro-activism. Rokhaya has also produced several documentaries including “The marches of liberty” and “From Paris to Ferguson: guilty of being black”. Regularly contributing to national and international conferences, she was ranked by Slate Magazine in 2013 the 36th most influential French women and appears among the 30 most influent black personalities in Europe according to the British ranking “Powerful media”. Rokhaya Diallo is also a member of the 40under40 program that brings together each year the 40 European leaders under 40. The 2018 empowerment panel will once again be presented this year by this choice personality.
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MICHAELA ANGELA DAVIS
American author and activist, Michaela has fought from the beginning of her career to help black women assert themselves. After having worked for ESSENCE as Fashion Editor-in-Chief, she went on to become a personal stylist for celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé Prince… She also made several documentaries including “The Souls of Black Girls” for BET or more recently The Hair Tales. She is the founder of MADFREE, a cultural platform of creative content dedicated to communities. Her entire life is dedicated to black women.
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KHOUDIA DIOP aka MELANIIN.GODDESS
Known as @melaniin.goddess, Khoudia is a world-renowned Senegalese model. Harassed when she was younger because of the color of her skin, deemed “too black”, she’s turned her difference into a strength. As she likes to put it: “if you’re lucky to be different, don’t do anything to change it”. She wants to disrupt the beauty standards in the fashion industry but her first objective is to inspire young girls and show them the importance of self-confidence and self-love.
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LAURENCE LASCARY
Laurence Lascary is a French television and movie producer. Laureate of the grand prize of the competition Talent des Cités (Talent from the Projects), she founded in 2008 the company “De l’autre côté du Périph” (DACP) (the other side of the beltway). She deplores the uniformity of French cinema and aspires to “normalize diversity”. She says: “The same stories with the same people need to stop, that’s normalization of diversity”. She produces many short films and documentaries including “Les marches de la liberté” (The marches of liberty) directed by Rokhaya Diallo in 2011. In 2016, she produced a feature film “L’ascension” (the ascent) starring Ahmed Sylla. The film was seen by more than 1,2 million people.
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STRONG AND HEALTHY HAIR / 11 A.M. (2 HOURS) / €10
In French

- Identify your hair’s needs
- Growth and upkeep of the hair’s length
- Definition of natural curls
- Understand the hair care product labels
- Create your own care routine

Living in London, Erika is a chemist engineer, specialized in cosmetic product formulation and development. She now works as the CTPA (Cosmetic Perfumery Association) as Head of International Affairs where she helps companies from the cosmetic industry understand the regulatory obligations, in order to ensure compliance and safety of their products. She collaborated with a London-based salon dedicated to the care of naturally kinky hair by developing a hair care line. In November 2017, Erika hosted a seminar on kinky hair during the SCS (Society of Cosmetic Chemists) Formulate Congress in Coventry, United Kingdom.



HAIRSTYLING: HAIR JOURNEY, BOUNCY CURLS & HEAT STYLING TIPS AND TRICKS / 1:30 PM (2 HOURS) / €10
Translated simultaneously into French

- Hairstyling tips for bouncy curls
- Heat techniques without damage
- Hairstyling

Donna Neddo is currently based in Chicago, Illinois but has lived in Michigan and Brazil. She has been hailed as a natural hair icon, social media and content marketing keynote speaker, an artist, photographer, videographer, stylist, and YouTube personality with more than 200K followers worldwide.

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POWER PANEL / 2:00 P.M. (1 HOUR) / Gratuit
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5 entrepreneurial journey, 5 journeys of excellence. The power panel lets you discover the career of women who are successfully evolving in the beauty sector in the USA and France. They will share with you their business experience, their expertise but will also give you advice to juggle between professional life and women's life. A panel to motivate, encourage and inspire us!

HOSTED BY CHRISTINE KELLY
Christine Kelly is a journalist, a writer, and a former member of the CSA. She is the president of the European Museum of the media which will open in 2019. Christine Kelly is also a committed woman! She has created "K d’urgences", a foundation dedicated to helping single-parent families.
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CHRIS-TIA DONALDSON (CEO TGIN)
Chris-Tia Donaldson, who graduated from Harvard, provides legal and strategy counsel to senior executives from one of the world’s biggest companies. At night, the lawyer turns into a businesswoman and inspires women from the south side of Chicago to South Africa by offering to adopt healthier beauty practices with her brand TGIN, available in all big-name store chains. The company plans to develop snacking products, cookbooks, dietary supplements and workout clothes because Chris-Tia believes in “global beauty”. Chris-Tia has been featured in leading media such as USA Today, Marie-Claire, Black Enterprise, Ebony, Heart & Soul, Chicago Sun Times, Detroit News, and Boston Bay State Banner. Her book “Thank god I’m natural: the ultimate guide to caring for natural hair” is an Amazon bestseller and was recently recognized as being the “Bible of natural hair” by Essence Magazine.
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MAIKA LABINSKY (CEO LE CURLSHOP)
Maika is the founder of Curlshop, the first e-commerce in France dedicated to natural hair. Maika suffered from the lack of natural products to maintain her own hair. When she discovered the extent of available products outside of France, she had a light-bulb moment. She decided to dive into the entrepreneurial world by filling this void. She’s also had for the last 4 years, a boutique in Paris where all her carefully selected products are available. She also offers regular workshops between the consumers and brand creators because this Mom from Martinique is committed to boosting female entrepreneurship.
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JASMINE LAWRENCE (CEO EDEN BODY WORKS)
Jasmine graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in design and engineering. She obtained her Baccalauréat degree in computer science with a specialization in artificial intelligence and devices at the Georgia Institute of Technology. When she was 13, after attending an NFC BizCamp, Jasmin founded EDEN BodyWorks to respond to her own need for natural products for hair and body. After 13 years in activity, her products are available at Target, Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Amazon.com, Kroger, HEB and Sally Beauty Supply to name a few. Jasmine Lawrence is currently the Technical Program Manager of the Softbank Studio of Robotics America.
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JANELL STEPHENS (CEO CAMILLE ROSE)
Janell Stephens is the founder of the Camille Rose Naturals brand. Known originally for its natural hair care line, Camille Rose Naturals has quickly become the go-to brand for the conscious consumer looking for safe and effective solutions for hair, body, skin, child care products and even home. The vegan mom-of-five loves to talk about wellbeing. Today, in her fifth year of activity, her hair care and body line can be found everywhere in the country, such as Target, Wal-Mart, Whole Foods and Bed, Bath & Beyond. Janell doesn’t plan of slowing down. “I want to meet the needs of my clients from a holistic point of view,” she explains. Janell Stephens is constantly evolving between the requirements of a family life and daily “conscious beauty”.
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CAPILLARY GROWTH / 4:00 P.M. (2 HOURS) / €10
In French

In this 2-hour workshop entirely dedicated to capillary growth, Clarisse Libene will revisit hair science fundamentals and the 3 pillars for healthy hair. Thanks to your capillary growth diagnostic performed with Clarisse, she will recommend a personalized routine to follow for longer, stronger and healthier hair.

Clarisse is better known as Belle Ebene. Author and coach since 2010, she guides women throughout the world to longer, stronger and healthier hair thanks to the precious advice that she distills on her blog, her book, her workshop and her online program Black Beauty University. With many projects initiated by Clarisse, she has largely contributed to the rise of the natural hair movement in France.

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THE WORKSHOPS

SKIN & MAKE UP WORKSHOP: OILY SKIN? A FRESH COMPLEXION, GLOWY BUT NOT SHINY! / 11:00 A.M. (1 HOUR 15) / €15
In French

Keep in mind: girls, bring your make-up case with you!
Contents of the workshop:
- Which products to choose?
- Which primer to use?
- Choose a foundation for oily skin
- Makeup techniques for a matte complexion
Bonus? You will all be gifted a product from one of our partners.

Nuby Beauty, beauty blogger and YouTuber describes herself as “a big fan of makeup and addicted to glow!” Very active on social media, she doesn’t skimp on giving the right advice or offering beautiful tutorials.

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MOM/KIDS CAPILLARY WORKSHOP + SHOW: NATURAL FRIMOUSSES (NATURAL SWEET LITTLE FACES) / / 11:00 A.M. (1 HEURE 15) / €10
In French

- Wash and style painlessly and without fear
- Adopt a healthy capillary routine for your child
- Make your child like kinky hair

The workshop will end with a runaway show of Natural Frimousses (Natural Sweet little faces). Hair by @Milies_hairstyles. Koh Mabby will dress the munchkins.

Marcia is an active woman, mom-of-two, YouTuber and model. Originally from the archipelago of Cap-Verde, Marcia grew up for the first part of her childhood in the Netherlands with her father, who passed on his love for his hair and hair care. She then moved to France to live with her Mom where daily life and her hair weren’t easy to manage, so she had her hair, like many little girls, straightened. After fifteen years of straightening her hair, she decides to “chop it all off” when her daughter is barely a one-year-old. Her daughter was her biggest inspiration! Today, she shares this adventure and this love for hair on social media and her YouTube channel.

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DIY WORSHOPS: 100% NATURAL FORMULAS / 12:45 P.M. (1 HOUR 15) / €15 - 2:30 P.M. (1 HOUR 15) / €15
In French

This year, Shirley is offering two interactive workshops to learn how to make homemade products, 100% natural: tons of advice and 2 superb formulas. Bonus? You will create the 2 formulas at the same time as Shirley, and you will bring home the finished product! Isn’t life great?

Workshop 1 - 12:45 P.M.
The first workshop is intended for women who like to take care of their face as much as their hair:
Recipe 1 : Cleansing Fig Foam
Recipe 2 : Pineapple treatment against Split-ends

Workshop 2 - 2:30 P.M.
The second workshop is intended for families with formulas that can be shared safely with children:
Recipe 1 : Gascony Prune Nutritive bath oil
Recipe 2 : Coconut oil SOS Body Balm


Shirley’s (known as Je Suis Modeste) leitmotif: consume better as a family! Online writer and ethical media writer, she completely adheres to a Do it yourself (DIYs) lifestyle and natural cosmetics. She lets us enter her universe steeped in tricks and natural beauty alternatives on her YouTube channel and her blog.

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MY MORPHO, MY ADVANTAGE / 12:45 P.M. (1 HOUR 15) / €10
In French

A workshop in a relaxed atmosphere, about self-esteem, the morphologic study (what shapes, materials and color associations bring out the best in you) and colorimetry (what colors will bring out the best in you depending on your complexion, your eye and hair color). Each participant will go home with an esteem booster kit!

Marjolaine is the founder of the “Marjolaine&Vous” agency, an image, multi-ethnic and multi-size coaching agency. The aim? Teach you how to love yourself! Qualified by GREATA – Creation, Design and Artistic Profession, in 2014, her leitmotif is “being at ease with yourself is a lifestyle”.

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MAKEUP WORKSHOP: GO FROM A DAY MAKEUP LOOK TO AN EVENING MAKEUP LOOK / 2:30 P.M. (1 HOUR 15) / €15
In French

Guewen will give you tons of advice to bring out your features:
- Apply eyeliner to look like a pin-up girl
- Have @onfleek eyebrows
- Draw a perfect mouth
Prepare for a moment of interaction and sharing!

Guewen Glossy is a professional makeup artist. She works with models, artists and for personal clients for special events. Passionate about beauty and drawing, she brings together her two passions thanks to makeup: “when I do makeup, I’m drawing a face”.

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MAKEUP WORKSHOP: PERFECT COMPLEXION, GLOSSY LIPS AND BRILLIANT HIGHLIGHT / 4:15 P.M. (1 HOUR 15) / €15
In French

Blakia Beauty will distill her advice to highlight your complexion and mouth!
- Tricks and tips for a perfect complexion with demonstration on a model
- Trendy lips: play with the lip pencil for a glamorous finish
- Learn how to apply highlighter for a brilliant complexion
Prepare for a moment of interaction and sharing!

Fanta alias @blakiabeauty est une make up artist professionnelle qui se donne pour mission de révéler notre beauté. Depuis plusieurs années, elle partage sur ses réseaux sociaux sa passion pour l’univers de la beauté afin de conseiller le plus grand nombre. Elle a été dans le Top 5 NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Face Awards France 2017.

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THE SHOWS

NATURAL NEW DANDYISM SHOW / 6:30 P.M.

Crédits photo Alicia Aylies et Flora Coquerel : François Lenski

As an introduction to the Empowerment Panel, the Natural Hair Academy presents the NATURAL NEW DANDYISM show, proposed by DydyNaturalHairLover. The models (including Miss France Alicia Aylies and Flora Coquerel) will be dressed by BAZARA'PAGNE. Make up artist: JADIZ MUA. Let’s celebrate natural beauty at the #NHA2018!

DYDYNATURALHAIRLOVER
DydyNaturalHairLover, professional hair stylist or the fairy godmother of natural hair created the Natural Flowers of the NHA show in 2016: a show that was seen all over the web and that was showcased on the well-known US website Essence.com. What she loves most is procuring joy to women who discover themselves with their natural hair and we can only approve!
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BAZARA'PAGNE
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NATURAL RAINBOW SHOW / 12 A.M.

A show of little natural munchkins will close the Mom / Kids workshop by Marica Bloem and will kick off the Power Panel! Hair by @Milies_hairstyles. KOH MABBY will dress the munchkins.

@Milies_hairstyles
Milie's Hairstyle is a hairstylist and YouTubeuse specialist in natural hair. Her concept is to offer the best to afro hair in an institute dedicated to the maintenance of hair and the accompaniment of her customers through care and hair coaching. Her fairy fingers (as her customers say) will come directly from Guadeloupe for the Frimousses.
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KOH MABBY
Sokona is the creator of the young brand of children's clothing Koh Mabby! Her passions for drawing and fashion added to her new role as a mom made her want to make her own pieces. She expresses all her creativity to create modern clothes, and a bit chic and vintage. A real NHA crush!
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#NHAFEST
NOT TO BE MISSED: INCLUDED FOR ALL TICKETS PURCHASED!!!!!
#NHAFEST takes flight with the live performance of the Nigerian superstar, YEMI ALADE, the mix of the rising queen DJ CUPPY and the live of the captivating STEVY MAHY ! Between 9pm and 11pm!


THE BRAND CONFERENCES

SHEA MOISTURE / 11 A.M. (1 HOUR) / FREE
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THE MANE CHOICE / 5 P.M. (1 HOUR) / FREE
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SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE / 12:30 A.M. (1 HOUR) / FREE
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- Twisted Sista - calling all fun and creative styling naturalistas, join us for styling tips and expert advice on curl definition and frizz control
- Discover Clear + Nourish range for the healthy lifestyle naturalista. Receive tips on hair wellness - hydration, volume and scalp and hair maintenance
- Featuring US film & TV hairstylist Craig Carter with special guest blogger.

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WHAT TO EAT FOR HEALTHY HAIR AND HOW TO GET THAT LOOK WITH CANTU / 2 PM (1 HOUR) / FREE
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MAINTAINING THE HEALTH & WELLNESS OF NATURALLY CURLY HAIR / 3:30PM (1 HOUR) / FREE
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Deshonica will be highlighting the importance of maintaining the Health & Wellness of Naturally Curly Hair, highlighting the NEW Design Essentials Scalp & Skin Care Collection; and healthy, safe and protective blow drying and pressing with NEW Design Essentials Natural Agave & Lavender Blow Dry and Silk Press Collection. Deshonica will explain why it is importance to always maintain the integrity of the hair, no matter what the styling method, so your hair is never compromised or exposed to harshness that can be damaging to ones beautiful Naturally Curly hair.

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HOW DOES YOUR BEAUTY REGIMEN PLAY A ROLE IN LIVING YOUR BESTSELF? / 3:30 P.M. (1 HOUR) / FREE
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Join Janell Stephens, Founder and Master Mixtress of Camille Rose as she shares her "Recipe for Beauty"... How Camille Rose hair, body, and facial collections play a role in you being at your best.

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THIS IS ONLY A TEST: WHAT BREAST CANCER TAUGHT ME ABOUT FAITH, LOVE, HAIR AND BUSINESS / 5:00 P.M. (1 HOUR) / FREE
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In the course of building a multi-million dollar hair care company, Thank God It's Natural (tgin), and working as a lawyer at a Fortune 100 company, Chris-Tia Donaldson discovered she had breast cancer at the young age of 36. In this workshop, Chris-Tia will share how her battle with cancer made her a better CEO, helped her rethink the importance of self-care, and changed her perception of what it means to be a black superwoman. Chris-Tia will also demonstrate how to work with natural hair extensions for short kinky hair, a method she perfected when she began to regrow her hair after her battle with breast cancer.

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THE #NHAPRIZE2018

12:30 P.M. (30 MINUTES) / FREE
In French

Awards ceremony for the 2018 edition! Come discover which shampoo, which moisturizer, which conditioner will have been voted for by our testers!


CATERING

There will be at least 5 food trucks on-site at the Natural Hair Academy to eat and enjoy delicious food!



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